Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces
Palazzo Costa Vivaldini Carra | Via Grioli 46 | Mantova
Saturday Septembre 21 2013
only between 5:00 and 7:00 PM
These works in walnut ink on paper explore some of the subjects and themes of his larger paintings: icons of innocence seem to have been subjected to experiments worthy of Dr. Moreau: a child with a clenched fist as head; amalgamations of two torsos and several exaggerated limbs; a walking rabbit with human body; and, again and again, adolescents engaging in strange unions with giant adult hands. The faceless configurations of human and animal forms are like defenseless victims, threatened by the grasp of the adult world and in constant danger of forever losing their blissful ignorance.
Bradley Rubenstein, born 1963 in New York, is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Tang Teaching Museum, and The Krannert Art Museum Teaching Collection at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and The Museum of the Moving Image, New York, among others. He has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, the Pollock-Krasner Award, and a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.